Arthur Duhé

Mr Arthur Duhé

Research topic:
Theory of International Relations
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Political Theory Emotions Human nature Identity International relations Power Republicanism Revolution Social movements Socialism Sovereignty Groups, Identities and Social Movements Political thought and ideologies 

Academic Profile

My work focuses on the circulation of affects within and across communities. Understanding the relations between affective waves and more stable limits of communities supposes to look more closely at our ontology, that is, the way we conceptualise affects and communities. To that extent, the current affective turn in IR echoes and reawakens the ontological turn. To handle these ontological issues, I use the philosophical framework offered by Spinoza in his Ethics, this latter work having influenced both affective studies (through Deleuze) and Damasio's neuroscientific works on the relation between emotions and cognition. 

My thesis is therefore transdisciplinary, being at the crossroad of IR theory, history of political thought, affective studies, and philosophy. 




Visiting Graduate Student in Politics & International Relations at Columbia University

Erasmus student in Human, Social & Political Sciences at King's College, University of Cambridge

M.A. in History of Philosophy at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)

Scholarship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, department of philosophy (ENS Ulm, Paris) as Elève normalien 

B.A. in Philosophy at Khâgne classique, Lycée Fénelon (Paris)

B.A. in Dramaturgy at Khâgne classique, Lycée Fénelon (Paris)


French (native); English

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Assistant Lecturer at Brookes University - Researching Politics and International Relations (2017 & 2018)

Tutor for Visiting Students at Hertford College - Aristotle's Political Thought; Plato's Republic 

Tutor for Visiting Students at the University of Georgia Program - Special Topics in International Relations (Emotions in International Affairs)


Interested in teaching related to International Relations Theory, History of Political Thought, and Political Philosophy.